Fenland councillor attacks Peterborough Council for North Bank closure

A COUNCILLOR criticised a neighbouring authority for closing a main road through Fenland without telling people.

Councillor Martin Curtis, a Whittlesey district and county councillor, said he was “disappointed to find out about the closure of the North Bank Road a little late.”

He said this was a Peterborough City Council road “and I have been advised that there was little or no notification about the closure, which is to repair the bridge at the bend at the end.”

He added: “Certainly none of the Whittlesey councillors were given any formal notification and, as a result, were not able to make the case about the impact that a 22 week closure will have and, in particular, the chaos that is going to happen when school starts again.”

Cllr Curtis said he had asked some questions about the lack of consultation and “why councillors weren’t advised and also whether anything can be done to speed up the completion of the road works.”

Since 2004 five people have been killed in accidents on the North Bank.

A city council spokesman promised to investigate the criticisms made by Cllr Curtis.

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